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Solar project design and the age of the large-format module

The introduction of large-format modules promises to pose both benefits and challenges to developers. Christopher West, head of central engineering at Solarcentury, explores the many considerations PV designers must bear in mind now large-area modules are on the market.

Building Back Better: Can Biden turn the policy tide for US solar?

Joe Biden’s victory in November’s US election may have taken some time to certify, but there’s every chance his tenure in the White House will be worth the wait for US solar. Molly Lempriere looks at what a Biden administration will do for the industry.

NEXTracker’s ‘NX Navigator’ control system adds extreme weather safety

NEXTracker, a Flex company, has released ‘NX Navigator’, its next-generation software and smart control system that enables power plant operators to efficiently monitor and securely control their solar assets for increased production and reliable operation across a wide range of weather conditions.

NEXTracker’s ‘NX Gemini’ tracker supports up to 120 modules on four 1500-volt strings

NEXTracker has introduced its smart single-axis solar tracker family, 'NX Gemini’, which enables two-module-in-portrait (2P) tracking of either monofacial or bifacial PV modules. The next-generation two-module-in-portrait (2P) tracker is optimized for customer sites with hard soils, challenging terrain, irregular parcel shapes and high-wind requirements.

Solar tracker shipments up 36% in 2018 - WoodMac

The US and Latin America continued to lead the way in the PV tracker market last year, with global shipments surpassing 20GW (up 36% y-o-y), according to the latest Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables report.